My Get-Up-and Go

My “get-up and go” nowhere to be found

Can’t seem to find it ‘cause it just ain’t around

My friends all insist it left long ago

Yet I know for sure that’s just ain’t so

 

They insist they’ve witnessed my daily noon swoon

They say it’s a swoon, but don’t dance to their tune

A nap here and there is not yet a crime

At mid-noon, eve or any other old time

 

My get-up and go just got up and went

They claim it’s made me a tired old gent

With envy they label me as a pretender

Because of my prowess with the opposite gender

 

My “get-up and go” is just on a sabbatical

No ‘cause for the doomsayers to sound so fanatical

When it returns I’ll be ready to fly

My friends will see, I’m the same gung-ho guy

 

by Stan Cooper…8/7/2013                                            graphic by Don Hunt





Poetry by Stan Cooper
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Written on 2013-08-13 at 05:10

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Esti D-G The PoetBay support member heart!
Of course you are, Stan!
2018-01-13


Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
Great rhymes! Fun poem!
2015-12-16


Jalaj Soni
Dear Stan,
Read one of your poems after a while and let me tell you, like all of them, this one too has a certain charm which can make the reader smile immaterial of their mood.. Great stuff!
2014-12-07


Jalaj Soni
Dear Stan,
Read one of your poems after a while and let me tell you, like all of them, this one too has a certain charm which can make the reader smile immaterial of their mood.. Great stuff!
2014-12-07


night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
Oh, ho I giggled when I read the following lines:
"With envy they label me as a pretender
Because of my prowess with the opposite gender"

I really like the melody you created with your fervent words:)
2014-01-22


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Good one, Stan. As one of a certain age, I have my doubts as to whether your get-up-and-go is on its way back. Good luck.
2013-08-18



I'm beginning to have a severe case of the "naps," so I sympathize. But, no one has ever accused me of having prowess with the opposite gender, so I can snooze all day long and my get-up-and-go reputation remains as it was. Expectations are a terrible burden.

Greetings to Don.
2013-08-18


Nathalia
Dear Stan, reading one of your poems is sure to always cheer me up!
Thanks. :-)
And this one is brilliant.
2013-08-13